Construction Litigation

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We represent clients from all parts of the construction industry in a broad range of construction related matters and projects both large and small.

Our clients include property owners, developers, sureties, insurers, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, as well as  architects, engineers and other design professionals. Our overarching goal is to find creative and pragmatic solutions to construction related legal issues. We do this by using the most practical means of dispute resolution (including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration) whenever disputes arise.

We are actively involved in a number of professional and industry associations, including the Canadian and Manitoba Bar Associations’ Construction Law Sections. In addition, we have developed a network of expert witnesses and consultants who we can call on to help resolve our clients’ matters.

Our construction litigators have successfully represented our clients before all levels of Court in Manitoba, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.

Examples of significant projects on which we have recently provided advice include:

  • Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
  • Investors Group Field
  • The Millennium Library
  • Canadian Museum for Human Rights

We have expertise in a broad range of Construction Law matters, at all stages of a construction project, including:

Procurement 

  • Preparing, reviewing and negotiating tender documents and requests for proposals,
  • Project financing;

Project Delivery 

  • Contract negotiation,
  • Preparation of consulting, construction and material & equipment supply contracts,
  • Construction bonds and insurance,
  • Zoning/land use issues,
  • Tendering disputes,
  • Contractual claims and modifications,
  • Labour disputes,
  • Lien and Trust claims under The Builders’ Liens Act,
  • Subcontractor disputes;

Dispute Resolution 

  • Delay claims,
  • Extra work claims,
  • Construction defect claims,
  • Economic loss claims,
  • Warranty claims,
  • Construction litigation, insurance and enforcement, and
  • Professional liability claims.

Our clients’ matters often require a multi-disciplinary approach from our Manitoba legal team, particularly when dealing with major infrastructure developments and public-private partnerships. Our lawyers have experience in the related areas of financing and securities law, bankruptcy and insolvency law, labour and employment law, municipal law, energy, environmental and regulatory, health infrastructure, workplace safety and health, workers’ compensation, transportation, mining, indigenous law, real estate and public-private partnerships.


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